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How can investors drive access to education for all children?

Jenny Berg July 13, 2022

Millions of children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) lack access to quality education. In 2020 an estimated 617 million children worldwide were not learning basic numeracy and literacy skills, including approximately 258 million children who were not going to school at all.

Non-state schools can play an important role in aiding overburdened state education systems in LMICs by fulfilling unmet demand. Currently, at least 350 million children are supported directly by non-state actors, and many other indirectly. Impact investors and foundations can inject critical resources into these non-state providers. The Education Finance Network, which convenes foundations, impact investors and education ecosystem builders, will share insights into the most effective ways that private finance can contribute to increasing access to and quality of education in LMICs.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Education, impact investment

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To inform investors and foundations about the most effective ways to allocate funding to non-state education in low- and middle-income countries, and share learnings from different investment models in the sector, covering both sector specific investments and innovative funding tools.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameAbdulkarim Mohamed
  • TitleHead of Education, East Africa
  • OrganizationAcumen
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameChiedza Juru
  • TitleChief Operating Officer
  • OrganizationHigherlife Foundation
  • StatusInvited
  • NameKusi Hornberger
  • TitlePartner & Global Knowledge Lead
  • OrganizationDalberg
  • StatusConfirmed
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